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(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You

"(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You" is a song by American boy band NSYNC. It was released as the third single from their self-titled debut album in the U.S. While some of the previous singles were released in Europe, this one was not, and subsequently only charted in Australia and the U.S., reaching number 46 and number 8 respectively. The single included a live version of Christopher Cross song "Sailing", as well as a limited edition postcard. Some versions of the single included the track's video. The radio version of this song was featured on both their first and third compilation albums: Greatest Hits (2005) and The Essential *NSYNC (2014).

"(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You"
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Single by NSYNC
from the album *NSYNC
B-side"Sad Lookin' Moon"
ReleasedFebruary 9, 1999 (1999-02-09)[1]
FormatCD single
Recorded1997
Genre
Length
  • 4:43 (Album Version)
  • 4:04 (Radio Version)
LabelRCA
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Carl Sturken
  • Evan Rogers
NSYNC singles chronology
"Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays"
(1998)
"(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You"
(1999)
"Thinking of You (I Drive Myself Crazy)"
(1999)
Music video
"(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You" on YouTube

It was the first song by the group to enter the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100.

Track listingsEdit

  • America (1999)[2]
Version 1
  1. "God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You" (Remix)
  2. "Sailing" (Live Version)
  3. "God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You" (Video)
  4. "Interview" (Video)
Version 2
  1. "(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You" (Single Version)
  2. "Sad Lookin' Moon"

Music videoEdit

 
The child's return home from war occurs at the end of the video

The video was directed by Lionel C. Martin.[3] The video shows the band performing around one single microphone, while showing footage of a mother and child, from birth to old age, including childhood memories, going to war, and coming home. All the footage of the mother and child is in black and white, whereas most of the footage of NSYNC is in full color.

ChartsEdit

Alabama versionEdit

"God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You"
 
Single by Alabama featuring *NSYNC
from the album Twentieth Century
B-side"Sad Lookin' Moon"[11]
ReleasedApril 26, 1999
FormatCD single
GenreCountry
Length4:03
LabelRCA
Songwriter(s)
  • Carl Sturken
  • Evan Rogers
Producer(s)
Alabama singles chronology
"Keepin' Up"
(1998)
"God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You"
(1999)
"Small Stuff"
(1999)

In 1999, country music band Alabama recorded the song with a backing vocal from NSYNC, and released it as a single from their eighteenth studio album, Twentieth Century. This version peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is the only Hot Country Songs chart entry for NSYNC.[11] The song was later included as the B-side to Alabama's next single, "Small Stuff."[11]

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[12] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[13] 29
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[14] 3

End-of-year chartsEdit

End-of-year chart (1999) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[15] 8
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 100
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[16] 14

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Must-Spent-Little-SINGLE-ENHANCED/dp/B00000I56E
  2. ^ "N Sync (God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time On You US Promo CD single (CD5 / 5") (199351)". eil.com.
  3. ^ Music Video Database for "(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You"
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – *N Sync – (God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time On You". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  5. ^ "NSYNC Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  6. ^ "NSYNC Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  7. ^ "NSYNC Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  8. ^ "NSYNC Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  9. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 70, No. 8, December 13, 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Archived from the original on March 10, 2016. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Billboard Top 100 - 1999". Archived from the original on 2009-07-09. Retrieved 2010-08-28.
  11. ^ a b c Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 20. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  12. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 8415." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 23, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  13. ^ "Alabama Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Alabama Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  15. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  16. ^ "Best of 1999: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1999. Retrieved August 25, 2012.

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